Do your teeth hurt when you bite or chew? Or maybe you can’t drink hot or cold beverages without wincing from pain? If your teeth hurt, there can be a number of reasons why. What’s important is you don’t ignore the discomfort! We’ll discuss a few of the reasons behind your dental pain and what you can do about it with our help.

  1. Cavities.

If you have pain when you bite down on food or you can’t drink cold or hot beverages that can be a sign of a cavity. It’s usually a result of bacteria that lives on your teeth for too long and develop a layer of plaque. Then this will attack the tooth enamel, and once it erodes at this outer layer, it can cause a cavity. 

If you are experiencing this type of pain, come visit us right away. We can treat the cavity by restoring your teeth with a filling that will blend in with your smile. Or if necessary, we may need to perform a root canal if it’s reached the pulp of your tooth. Either way, you won’t feel a thing with this treatment. We’ll make sure you remain completely comfortable.

  1. Gum infection.

While gum disease doesn’t have as many obvious symptoms, you may still be experiencing pain as a result of this infection. Other symptoms may include bleeding when you brush your teeth or swollen, red or sensitive gums. We treat the disease with a process known as scaling and root planing. This thorough cleans the area in and around your gumline and will cover up your tooth roots exposed due to the infection. 

  1. Bruxism.

If you grind your teeth at night, this can often lead to pain in your mouth. This habit wears away at your tooth enamel and leads to chips or cracks that can give you pain. You may not be aware you are dealing with teeth grinding habits. However, if you also have jaw pain or headaches, that could indicate bruxism. We can offer you a custom-fit mouthguard that will act as a barrier between your teeth. It will eliminate the pain and end your discomfort. If necessary, we’ll restore teeth damaged as a result of this habit.

  1. Gum recession.

If you are dealing with gum disease or have brushed your teeth too hard, your tooth pain may be a result of gum recession. In this case, we’ll first examine your teeth to identify and address any signs of gum disease. Then we’ll discuss our gum recession treatment with you to restore your gum health. Our gentle procedure will cover your exposed tooth roots without any cutting or stitching required.

The best way to stay on top of your oral health and prevent from your teeth hurting is by visiting the dentist twice a year for regular checkups. Call Cedar Dental Group today at 425-970-8115 (Renton) 253-563-0315 (Kent) for an appointment in Renton, WA.